Against religion?

Emma Goldman, writing Anarchism: what it really stands for, pointed out that there were three main strands of hierarchy that anarchists opposed. “Religion, the dominion of the human mind; Property, the dominion of human needs; and Government, the dominion of human conduct, represent the stronghold of man’s enslavement and all the horrors it entails.” In … Continue reading

On participation in mainstream trade unions

Anarchists, particularly anarcho-syndicalists, are often highly critical of both the form and function of mainstream trade unions. Perhaps the most incisive critique comes from a postal worker, reflecting on the sell-out by the Communication Worker’s Union (CWU) for The Other Campaign; Because the leaders of the CWU are so remote from the daily lives of … Continue reading

Animals in anarchy

Masked members of the Animal Liberation Front with lambs. The ALF adere to a strict policy of nonviolence towards humans or animals, though their direct action against property is portrayed as "violence" and "terrorism."

It is my experience that an awful lot of anarchists have cats. I, with two cats as well as a dog, am one of them. It is also my experience that a considerable amount of anarchists are vegetarians or vegans. I am not one of them. In the short term, this is of no consequence. … Continue reading

Exploring anarcha-feminism: liberty, morality, and economics in the sex industry

Anti-pornography activists protest topless against Google being used to circumvent the prohibition of porn in Ukraine

Part three in a series looking at anarchism as it relates to feminism, gender equality, and patriarchy. Integral to the feminist, particularly anarcha-feminist, outlook is the idea of sexual freedom. In the unpublished Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft made the point strongly that women “had strong sexual desires and that it was … Continue reading